Jeanette MacDonald, a Promo Pic for Sweethearts
Beautiful and talented Jeanette MacDonald was born on this day in 1903 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was so exquisitely beautiful and radiant and talented??? My goodness, “talented” never quite seems like a strong enough word to describe it.
Her singing voice was angelic and breathtakingly beautiful and she was a very gifted actress… but there was something extra about Jeanette. She lit up the screen whenever she was on it and left you anxiously awaiting for her next appearance. She had a unique type of charisma that, while unmistakable, was also more refined and sophisticated than one expects from charisma.
It usually hits you over the head, but Jeanette MacDonald’s charisma was far too ladylike and refined to behave in such a manner.
She was deliciously unique and I am a huge, huge fan. She’s one of the stars I collect and (ironically) just ordered three more collectibles just last week!
Jeanette MacDonald, Broadway Serenade